The BBC in censorship shocker!

With Judy Garland's 'Ding Dong The Witch is Dead' currently  at number 3  on the UK singles chart , the BBC has effectively banned the song from its airwaves. 

After days of silence the BBC finally announced   it will only play five seconds of the 74 year old   song on its Radio 1 Official UK Top 40 show this week.

Said the BBC: “On Sunday, the Radio 1 Chart Show will contain a news item explaining why the song is in the charts during which a short clip will be played as it has been in some of our news programmes.”

The BBC's reaction will only push the song to number one - where it will be when the British establishment  spends another $8 million of taxpayers money  to farewell the witch.  No austerity policies  here, folks.

But the band Chumbawamba, who had a huge global  hit with 'Tubthumping' in 1997,   has been anticipating Thatcher’s death for years.

In 2005, the group pre-sold an EP called In Memoriam: Margaret Thatcher that would be digitally delivered upon the former Prime Minister’s death. It showed up in purchasers' inboxes this week, along with a dissertation from the band explaining that  Thatcher’s death is 'a cause to celebrate, to party, to stamp the dirt down.' The record also features a track apparently  sung by Augusto Pinochet, the fascist Chilean dictator Thatcher  consistently defended.

The EP is also on YouTube for those of us who didn't have the foresight to order a copy seven years ago.

Above is Chumbawamba performing 'So Long' in May 2009. The video, says the band, was 'kept in reserve until the day Mrs Thatcher moved on'.


  1. I don't know why, call me a masochist maybe, but i've been following the Daily Mail's coverage of this happy occasion ( in small chunks, more than 2 minutes on that site requires a full scrub down and sanitising regime ) but anyway, they've whipped themselves and their clueless readers into a real frenzy . Thatcher Was a Saint ! The Sun Shone out Of Maggies Arse ! Evil Lefties Plan Protest ! Vile Lefties Plan protest ! Vile Cop Resigns After Slagging Maggie !

  2. Tony Blair's eulogy to Thatcher is apparently called 'The Blair Witch Project'.


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